The World at His Fingertips

The World at His Fingertips

by Barbara O'Conner, Rochelle Draper, Barbara O'Connor
     
 
In the early 1800s, blind people had few choices in life: they could play music, weave baskets, or beg. Louis Braille changed all that. As a thirteen-year-old, he developed an alphabet made up of dots and dashes that was easy to learn and quick to read and write. Over time, he refined the alphabet to do away with the dashes. Louis's creation, now called simply

Overview

In the early 1800s, blind people had few choices in life: they could play music, weave baskets, or beg. Louis Braille changed all that. As a thirteen-year-old, he developed an alphabet made up of dots and dashes that was easy to learn and quick to read and write. Over time, he refined the alphabet to do away with the dashes. Louis's creation, now called simply "braille," paved the way to knowledge and independence for generations of blind people."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575054612
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
Creative Minds Biographies Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile:
1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 6 Years

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